Sing the Philippine National Anthem with Enthusiasm or Face Up to One Year in Prison

The Lower House approves on Monday a bill that requires every Filipinos to sing the Philippine National Anthem, "Lupang Hinirang" and sing whole-heartedly when played in public. 




“The singing shall be mandatory and must be done with fervor,” the bill proclaims.

If approved by the Senate, failure to do such with enough enthusiasm would be punishable by up to a year in prison and a fine of 50,000 to 100,000 pesos.

Second offense to the said bill will let you experience both with a penalty of "public censure" in print media. 

This also requires an official tempo whenever played or performed. Specifically, it must fall between 100 and 120 beats per minute. 


Schools are also mandated to ensure that all students has the anthem memorized in their mind. 


Source: New York Times
Image: Enjoying my Path

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